SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

6. Daramad of Dastgah-e Homayun

Voice with tar

The exposition of the daramud resumes with a vocal setting of the main poem by Sa'di:

Dust midaram man in nalidan-e delsuz ra

Ta behar tarzi ke bashad bogzaranam ruz ra

Vah keh gar man baz binam chehr-e mihr-afza-ye u

Ta qiyamat shukr guyam tale'-ye piruz ra.


I love this lamenting moaning, burning.

Rending the heart: so I'll let it pass

The day, whatever it may.

O, but once again if I could see

Her face that thrills the soul with joy,

I'll thank till Judgement Day

My star's ascendant sway.